According to reviews, the Xperia X Performance is a perfectly passable flagship phone from Sony, but the issue is the fact that it is overpriced at $700.
According to investor presentation slides analyzed on Xperia Blog, at a recent event, Sony has announced to its investors in Japan that the company's mobile business will be further contracted in the United States, as well as in China, India and Brazil. According to Android Police, Sony's Xperia X line of handsets announced in February at MWC have been met with critical apathy.
Sony has tried several times to design a smartphone that would find success in the United States, but every time, it has fallen short. Earlier this year, when Sony presented its new Xperia X line at Mobile World Congress, many tech analysts got excited. Many experts hoped that the high-end Xperia X Performance would be the phone Sony needed to win its market share in the U.S.
According to Engadget, however, the price of Sony's Xperia X Performance is a disappointment, since its competitors are busy innovating in order to maintain some an edge over one another. For instance, HTC keeps refining its approach to software, while Samsung is building first-class cameras.
With a smartphone that costs just as much as the others, Sony brings nothing new to the table. The Xperia X Performance is certainly a good phone, but its price is definitely not competitive on the market.
The $700 Xperia X Performance runs well, being powered by a flagship-level quad-core Snapdragon 820 processor paired with 3 GB RAM. The phone features a 5-inch, IPS LCD display, a 23-megapixel rear camera and an IP68-A SIM/microSD card takes memory cards as big as 200GB that allows storage extension for the device's 32 GB initial storage allotment. The Xperia X Performance comes with a decent 2,700 mAh battery.
The Xperia X Performance comes with an unobtrusive, lightweight Android skin and a water-resistant design. The device provides flagship-level performance, but it is still not worth the asking price. It lacks some features users would expect from a flagship, as it occasionally overheats and comes with a middling camera.